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HP OfficeJet 3830 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

HP OfficeJet 3830

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HP OfficeJet 3830 ranks #37 out of 175.
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Popularity rank: 1 / 190
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Technical summary

HP OfficeJet 3830 is a $100 wireless injket printer with a built-in scanner, copier and fax.

It prints at the speed of 8.5 ppm (6.0 ppm in color). It's recommended montly page volume is 175 and maximum allowed page volume is 1000.

It can scan a stack of up to 35 papers (using Automatic Document Feeder), as well as custom-sized documents (such as passports) with its flatbed scanner. It has an extra perk of converting scans to PDFs.

HP OfficeJet 3830 allows printing via Wi-Fi, a mobile phone/tablet, AirPrint, a USB cable and an Ethernet cable.

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Rank: #1 out of 190.
Details
  • Main functions of this HP color inkjet compact printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, AirPrint, touchscreen, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run of ink, and more
  • Mobile printing: print from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet with the free HP ePrint app, easily print from your iPhone or iPad with AirPrint, print even without a network using Wireless Direct printing
  • Optional quiet mode helps keep noise to a minimum
  • Print laser-quality documents and lab-quality photos from your smartphone or tablet
  • Save up to 50% on Ink with HP Instant Ink: ordered by your printer and delivered to your door before you run out (optional subscription required). Use Original HP 63 Ink cartridges to print up to 2x the pages as refilled cartridges
  • Designed to fit your life: Save your space with a compact all-in-one designed to fit on your desk, on a shelf, or anywhere you need it
  • Paper sizes supported: Letter; legal; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x 10 in; No. 10 envelopes
  • One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week limited support
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What is it good for?

Occasional Home Use

Great for Occasional Home Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Borderless Printing
  • Scan to PDF
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Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 250 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • No ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Scan to PDF
  • Colored Status Display
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Borderless Printing
  • Scan to PDF
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 125 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • No flatbed scanner
  • No ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Scan to PDF
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs

Small Office Use

Not great for Small Office Use
If you're looking for a good Small Office Printer, check out Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Can't scan to email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • No Ethernet Port
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Currently, median printer for Small Office Use will cost you $289.90. Budget options start at $119.99 and go up to $399 .
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Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 800 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 350 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1000 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display

Heavy Office Use

Not great for Heavy Office Use
If you're looking for a good Heavy-Usage Printer, check out Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 8.5 pages per minute
  • Scan-to-Email not supported
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • No Ethernet port
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Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1500 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 20 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1500 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 20 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1300 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 19 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
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print Printing
Print Speed - Black Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
8.5 pages per minute
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Print Speed - Color
6 pages per minute
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First Page Out (Black) When printing in black-and-white, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
14 seconds
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First Page Out (Color) When printing in color, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
17 seconds
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Print Resolution (DPI, Black) DPI (dots-per-inch) is the simplest way to measure quality of print. Dots per inch quite literally means the number of dots of ink in one square inch of print area. Higher DPI means better print quali ... Show more
1200 x 1200
source: product specs
Print Resolution (DPI, Color) When printing in Color, DPI of 600 is good for simple graphics and DPI of 1200 is good for photos.
4800 x 1200
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Supports HP ePrint Certain HP printers support a useful function called "ePrint" - it allows the user to send an email directly to the printer. This makes printing easier.
Yes
source: product specs
Maximum Monthly Page Volume Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
1,000 pages
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Borderless Printing Border-less printing (aka edgeless printing, bleed printing) is an ability to print without no margins. This is most commonly used to print posters, leaflets and, of course, photographs. Borderless pr ... Show more
Yes
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Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
No
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scanner Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
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Flatbed Scanner
Yes
source: product specs
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Scan to PDF Does this printer allow combining multiple scanned pages into a PDF?
Yes
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ADF Capacity Maximum number of pages that can fit into ADF tray for scanning/copying
35 pages
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Scan Resolution Measured in DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolution means better scan quality.
1200 x 1200
source: product specs
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
source: product specs
Max number of Copies When using the copier function, what is the maximum number of copies that the printer allows you to set in one go?
50 pages
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Copy Resolution (Black)
600 x 300
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Copy Resolution (Color)
600 x 300
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Copy Speed (Black) Measured in Pages per Minute
7 PPM
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Copy Speed (Color) Measured in Pages per Minute (PPM).
3.5 PPM
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Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Yes
source: product specs
Color Fax Does the printer allow sending/receiving faxes in color?
Yes
source: product specs
Fax Memory If printer runs out of pages or ink, it will hold received fax messages in memory. This number indicates how many pages printer can hold.
99 pages
source: product specs
Fax Transmission Speed How long does the printer take to send 1 page over fax?
4 seconds
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wifi_tethering Connectivity

Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network. Any computer also connected to your network can use your printer, whether it’s wired or wireless. You will have to install software, or printer drivers, on the computer before you can print. Also, there is a setup process for the printer to get it on the network. If your printer is not wireless, you’ll need to connect it directly to your computer via USB cable, which is not ideal if you have multiple users that need the printer simultaneously.

Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired connection because it allows for faster data transfers and quicker printing. Depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi and how strong the signal is, it can take time for the document to send from computer to printer over the network. Using a wired connection eliminates this issue. Other connections you may have are: Ethernet for wired connection to your network; Airprint or Google Cloud Print for quick direct printing over the cloud/internet; USB hard drive or memory card to print directly from storage devices; or PictBridge to print directly from cameras.

Can Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Can Print Over Wi-Fi
Yes
source: product specs
Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
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Supports AirPrint AirPrint allows you to print directly from certain Apple devices, such as an iPhone/iPad.
Yes
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Can connect with a USB cable
Yes
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video_label LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
source: product specs
LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.2 inches
source: product specs
Colored Display
No
source: product specs
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
source: product specs
Software
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
512 MB
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Memory Capacity - Maximum
512 MB
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Physical Features
Weight

12 lbs
 
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Dimensions
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Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
48 dB
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Paper
Supported Paper Sizes Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • Letter
  • Legal
  • 4 x 6 in
  • 5 x 7 in
  • 8 x 10 in
  • No. 10 envelopes
source: product specs
Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
1
source: product specs
Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
60 sheets
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Output Paper Tray Capacity Number of pages that fit in printer's output tray.
25 pages
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Other Info
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 1.17 watts sleep mode
  • 2.83 watts standby mode
  • 10 watts operation mode
  • 0.1 watts Off
source: product specs
Energy Star Qualified Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. If a device is Energy Star qualified, it will consumer less energy to operate and is more environmentally f ... Show more
Yes
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Key features
  • Can copy, scan & fax
  • Wireless printing
  • AirPrint
  • Touchscreen
  • Instant Ink enabled
  • Mobile printing
  • Optional quiet mode

HP OfficeJet 3830 is a top selling and one of the cheapest options. It's a #1 bestseller in printers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as HP Envy Photo 6255 or Canon MG2520 .

HP OfficeJet 3830 was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer printers on the market. Show newer Printers

HP OfficeJet 3830 is $258.10 less expensive than an average printer ($358).

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